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Heatwave expected to move in by midweek

Officials are expecting three-digit temperatures to move into the area Thursday following a brief cold front that may produce scattered thunderstorms tonight. Meteorologist Paul Dailey … Read more ›

Skilling: Coolest weather in weeks on the way

The heat is over, at least for the foreseeable future. A huge realignment is underway across the Lower 48 and is likely to slash more … Read more ›

Gavin Schmidt of Hoffman Estates plays with his son, Logan, 3, in the Nicholas J. Melas Centennial Fountain in downtown Chicago. (William DeShazer, Chicago Tribune / May 28, 2012)

After another record high at 95, thunderstorms threaten

Temperatures hit 95 degrees around 1 p.m. today as Chicago set a record for the second straight day. A storm system to the west and … Read more ›

Welcome to summer: Skilling predicts 97 for Sunday

Lots of heat and humidity are on the menu for the Memorial Day weekend, with an especially hot Sunday looming. According to the forecast from … Read more ›


Chicago could get its first 90-degree day of 2012 today

Portions of the Chicago area could experience 90-degree temperatures for the first time this year today. According to, today’s high is expected to be … Read more ›

No major flooding as storms begin to move out

No major flooding was reported in the Chicago area this morning after rumbling storms dumped more than 2 inches of rain in some spots, but … Read more ›

As storms move out, cold front moves in

After a night of rolling thunderstorms, a cold front will move into the Chicago area today that could drop temperatures to the 50s along the … Read more ›

Thunderstorm warning for north Cook County as storms hit O’Hare area

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for northern Cook County as storms hit the area near O’Hare Airport and other parts of … Read more ›


Chicago area, south Wisconsin under thunderstorm watch Thursday

The National Weather Service has issued a thunderstorm watch for most of northeast Illinois and southeast Wisconsin. Severe thunderstorms could hit this afternoon and early … Read more ›

Warm spell returns after month’s absence

Get set in the coming days for the most significant warming here since the record-breaking warm days of March. After unprecedented string of eight days … Read more ›